8 December – The Immaculate Conception

Modern Mariology

Roman Martyrology

Sanctorale Catholicum

Lives of the Saints by Alban Butler.

Lives of Saints by Francis Weninger.

Lives of the Saints by Sabine Baring-Gould.

The Liturgical Year by Dom Guéranger.

Character Calendar  

Pictorial Lives of the Saints

Our Birthday Bouquet Culled from the Shrines of the Saints and the Gardens of the Poets by Eleanor C. Donnelly.

Pictorial Half Hours with the Saints by Auguste François Lecanu.

Miniature Lives Of The Saints For Every Day In The Year by Henry Sebastian Bowden.

Our Lady’s Feasts by Sister Mary Jean Dorcy.  

Sermons for Children’s Masses, According to the Sundays and Principal Festivals of the Year by Raphael Frassinetti.

Goffine’s Devout Instructions on the Epistles and Gospels for the Sundays and Holydays

The lives of saints, with other feasts of the year, according to the Roman calendar by Peter Ribadeneira.

Ineffabilis Deus – Papal Encyclical of 1854.

Medieval Mariology

The Golden Legend

Breviarium RomanumLatin & English


Medieval Music Database

Ave Maris Stella/Hail, Queen of Heaveninfo

O Sanctissima

Tota pulchra es (Latin with English translationChantEssay on mass composed by Robert SchumannOffertory of Schumann, Mass in C Minor, Opus 147, Tota pulchra est of the Quatres Motets sur des thèmes grégoriens by Maurice Duruflé)

Praeclara custos virginum


“Immaculate Mary”info

Art & Architecture

Joachim and Anna at the Golden Gate by Giotto, in the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua (more info here).

18C Libro del Compendio della Vita di tutti Santi

This website presents a collection of many depictions of the Blessed Virgin as the Immaculate Conception.  Scroll down past the first rows and look for names you may know – Murillo, El Greco, Zurbaran, Tiepolo, Poussin, Rubens, and Bougereau.

The Immaculate Conception by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (and a Preparatory Drawing)

La Purisima: Images of the Immaculate Conception

Warburg Institute Iconographic Database

Google Arts & Culture

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Legends of the Madonna as Represented in the Fine Arts by Mrs. Jameson.

The Gospel in Art by Albert Bailey.

Sacred Symbols in Art by Elizabeth Edwards Goldsmith.


Litany of the Immaculate Conception

Immaculate Prayer by Saint Maximilian Kolbe

Meditations for the Use of the Secular Clergy by Pierre Chaignon.

Manna for the Soul: Meditations for Every Day of the Year by Paulo Segneri.

Meditations on the Life, the Teaching and the Passion of Jesus Christ for Every Day of the Ecclesiastical Year with an Appendix of Meditations for the Festivals of Various Saints by Augustin Maria Ilg.

Meditations for All the Days of the Year by M. Hamon.

Original, Short and Practical Sermons for Every Feast of the Ecclesiastical Year : Three Sermons for Every Feast by Francis Weninger.

Sermons from the Latins by James J. Baxter (Benziger, 1902).

Heortology: A History Of The Christian Festivals From Their Origin To The Present Day by Heinrich Kellner.

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